Season 6 of The 100 will premiere Saturday, April 30 at 6PM PST (1AM GMT / 9PM EST), with a new episode every week. It’s expected to run for 13 episodes, meaning this series should end sometime in July. Given the events of the season 5 finale, this series promises to be markedly different from those that came before, and below, we’ll explain how you can stream every one of the new episodes online.
This post will only recommend official sources. Popular shows like The 100 are often available on unauthorized streaming sites, but we strongly advise against using these. The videos are often low-resolution and out of sync with their audio to begin with, but they’re also prone to being taken down for copyright violation, meaning there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to watch the whole season. As The 100 will be available for free anyway, there’s no advantage to watching on unreliable, unlicensed websites.
Many of the services showing The 100 season 6 are geo-restricted. You’ll need a VPN to access these abroad.
How to watch The 100 abroad with a VPN
VPNs can seem daunting at first, but it’s actually pretty simple to unblock geo-restricted platforms from abroad. Follow the steps below to stream The 100 from anywhere:
- Begin by signing up for a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN but NordVPN and CyberGhost are two strong, low-cost alternatives.
- Next, download and install the app, making sure to get the right version for your device’s operating system.
- Decide which service you’d like to watch The 100 season 6 on.
- Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the appropriate country. For instance, you should use a US server to access The CW, or a British one to unblock All 4.
- Try playing a video on your chosen site. It should load almost instantly, but if not, clearing your cache and cookies then refreshing the page usually fixes the problem.
If you’d like to stream The 100 live, we recommend running through the steps above well before April 30. This approach ensures that if anything doesn’t work as expected, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team and might not have to miss the start of an episode.
How to stream The 100 season 6 for free on US TV
The CW will be showing the new season in the US. This broadcaster adds new episodes to its website’s on-demand library the day after they air. You can stream these completely free of charge, and don’t even have to create an account first. However, The CW doesn’t offer a live stream and episodes are removed after 30 days.
There are several over-the-top streaming services which offer The CW, so if you’d rather watch The 100 season 6 live, you have several options. Currently, you can stream The CW with YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, and fuboTV (in select locations).
These services range from $40–50 USD per month, and each includes a seven-day free trial. These trials aren’t long enough to stream the entire season but they should let you decide whether or not it’s worth paying to watch new episodes live. Read on to see which free UK channel is showing the full season.
All of the above platforms are geo-restricted and only available within the US. You can still access these from abroad using an American VPN server.
Where else can I watch the 100 online?
Season 6 of The 100 will likely be available in several different countries but there are currently only a couple of confirmed international broadcasters. Read on to find out how to watch The 100 in your country:
Previous seasons of The 100 have aired on E4 in the UK, meaning it’s likely that this will be the case for season 6 as well. As such, you’ll be able to watch new episodes live on Channel 4’s streaming platform, All 4. Better still, this service keeps new episodes for a short time after they air, allowing you to catch up even if you missed the live broadcast.
All 4 is free to use, although you will have to create an account before you can watch anything. This is fairly standard for the most part but you will be asked to enter a postal code. This isn’t anything to worry about; it’s not used to determine your location and in fact, any British postal code will work.
You should note that if you watch live content on All 4, British law requires you to have a TV license. This is easy to accidentally overlook as All 4 doesn’t actually verify whether the user has a license or not, and only alerts them to this requirement occasionally, instead of every time they try to watch live TV. All 4 is only available in the UK, so you’ll need a VPN to use it abroad, we recommend ExpressVPN, which works well with All 4.
It’s easy for Canadian viewers to stay up to date with The 100. While no Canadian broadcaster will be showing the new season live, new episodes will be added to Netflix Canada a few hours after they air in the US.
You can sign up to Netflix for $9.99 CAD per month, and new subscriptions come with a one-month free trial. Best of all, Netflix Canada currently offers every previous season of The 100. With 71 episodes to get through, there’s plenty to keep you occupied until April 30. To access Netflix Canada, you’ll either have to be in Canada or using a Canadian VPN server.
The CW has so far only confirmed which networks will be showing The 100 season 6 in three countries. We can expect more details as the premiere draws closer, but if your country isn’t mentioned specifically in any press release, we recommend checking your country’s regional Netflix library and free-to-watch streaming platforms first. If the latest season isn’t on any of these, it’s possible that your only option will be to purchase the season on services like iTunes, Google Play, or the Microsoft Store.
Can I stream seasons 1–5 of The 100 online?
Interested in catching up on prior seasons of The 100? The show’s availability differs from one region to another, but below, we’ll explain how you can watch seasons 1–5 of The 100 online.
Australia: Netflix Australia has seasons 1–4 but you’ll have to buy season 5. The Google Play Store offers the lowest price ($31.49 AUD).
Canada: Netflix Canada offers every previous season.
Japan: All five seasons are on Netflix.
Mexico: The first four seasons are available on Netflix. You can buy season 5 on the Google Play Store for $24.99 USD (around $477 MXN).
UK: Amazon Prime Video has seasons 1–4 and the fifth is available for purchase on iTunes (£14.99).
USA: Seasons 1–5 are available on Netflix.
What do we know about The 100 season 6?
Below, we’ll explain what you can expect from The 100 season six. After season five’s explosive finale, there’s certainly a lot to talk about. Warning: spoilers follow.
Jason Rothenberg, The 100’s showrunner had previously hinted that season six would be far different from any of the others, and now we know why. The survivors have given up on Earth and made their way towards a new planet. However, after ten years, not everyone has woken up from cryosleep yet. This means that it’s likely the first few episodes will follow Clarke and Bellamy as they explore their new home.
Then there’s the mysterious Eligius III. As yet, all we know about this ship is that it was crewed by scientists and that it left Earth well before the events of season one. The survivors (if there are any) may well be on this new planet, but Rothenberg has confirmed that season six won’t follow a traditional “us versus them” plotline this time around; the main characters are about to have enough difficulty adapting to an alien planet, they don’t need to fight a war as well.
Season six is effectively a soft reboot for the series, and as such, it remains to be seen if fans will continue to tune in or whether they’ll simply switch off now that the main story arc is over (as happened with several other popular shows like Scrubs and Once Upon a Time). With an entirely new team of writers, a wildly different plotline, and the promise of answers to long-standing questions, season six might be the breath of fresh air that The 100 needs.